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emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread ICEAT contract with King Saud University Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

The information you have provided is once again, not entirely correct.

Health insurance cards are given to the dependants too, by the employer. At no cost of the employer.

Deepening on the company policy, trips back home at the end of the year are financed by the company for all the family.

Yes, the cost of 2000 SAR for the dependant visa application is paid for by the spouse looking to sponsor. This is a government fee, which is paid directly.
It is not a fee that the company pockets.

Finally, yes a dependant cannot work. If they wanted to work, and have the necessary qualifications, then I'm
Sure they would come on their own work
Visa leading to Iqama.

Hope this clarifies things

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread ICEAT contract with King Saud University Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

inadvance wrote:

make sure you have a visa with family status. Things will get complicated if you are brought on a single person status.

That's incorrect.

My husband has had 2 jobs here.

Both jobs stated "Single" status on his contract.

But the status on your contract does not mean you can not bring your family here.

In my husbands first company, it had single status on his contract. But the company had it's own policy of no dependant visa for family, only visit visas.

Then my husbands second job, it had single status too. However, they had absolutely no problem for him to bring me over on a dependent visa. They even helped employees sort their applications.

Hope this helps

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Shopping on the Jeddah forum

Will this be confusing?

As we have mixture of cities...

Jeddah
Riyadh etc

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Shopping on the Jeddah forum

There should be a pinned thread , with names of malls and their geographic coordinates!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

UK Saudi Embassy

Hi all

Does anyone know the dates of closure for the Hajj/Eid 2014 period at the UK Saudi embassy?

If not, then can anyone please let me know what last year's closure was like at the UK Saudi embassy? (So I can get a rough idea about duration of holiday)

Thank you all!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Storage solutions in Riyadh

Hi

A friend is leaving Riyadh for a short term, but has household appliances like washing machines and others,  that they wish to store in a safe and secure place.

Any pointers please?

Company, and price if known.

Thanks in advance

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Transfer Iqama (ESL Teachers)

Hi

Is there a labor law that states that a company must transfer the Iqama of an employee who wishes to move to another job?

I can't remember but I read something in a news article not to long ago about this.

Look forward to ra reply.

Thanks

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Health Check

Hi

Can I get some recommendations for health centres or hospitals in Riyadh to get a health check (the ones that determine iron levels, vitamin d etc)

Oh and please include the price if you know.

Thank you

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Yes they did !!! but it saves all the hassle of having to stand in long ques at Western union, or  Tele Money,, here in Rabigh it is absolutely crazy with hundreds of people trying to send money back home ..

John, which bank do you bank with?
And how much did you get charged?

I'm wondering if any other UK bank takes a lower fee...

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Hi sorry i have not used Tele money,, i used Direct from my account via the internet and the bank charged me SAR 50,  I think only SAR 16 By tele money..

Did your UK bank charge an additional amount when it received the funds?

I know Lloyds charges me £12

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Pleased to say Transfer was received !! so it only took 24 hours ,, from UK to Saudi..another option i have found is Telemoney, you just need your Iqama to open a account and send money

John how much is the charge to send money to the UK via telemoney? Thanks

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Nando's Peri Peri Sauce - Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

SaQiB wrote:

emeraldsaregreen wrote:

Found!

Danube mall, exit 2.

Near the meat section.

Not the Marinade ? the hot sauce right ?

Both , marinade and the sauce.

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Any teachers just started with Education Experts? on the Riyadh forum

Bob Rabbit wrote:

EDEX are a shady operation where students neither study nor learn, academic supervisors are afraid to discipline students who are unruly which most all are, and EDEX will rob you if you are not careful, They stole many thousands of dollars through scamming teachers who were leaving. Keep your hand on your wallet, I'm telling you straight stuff here. However, they do pay in full what they cannot steal. Good luck.

The jabs at Edex are getting boring now.

I have family and friends who have been working for Edex, started at the beginning of the academic year.

They all reported to have had zero to minimal problems with the company; happy with their salary coming in on time, managing to get their families here on dependant visas etc.

Especially this year.. A lot of the teachers I have spoken with have said, Edex have really shown excellent management.

The type of students is not down to Edex.. Edex is a company that has contracts with other universities. So if you want to vent about the students , discuss the university not Edex!

It appears the ones who are happy with Edex don't comment, and are busy enjoying their lives. But the ones who are having negative experiences or perhaps just  can't get to grips with life in Saudi and are miserable are posting away in the forums.

emeraldsaregreen added a classified in Household appliances Riyadh
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emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Where to get a teaching degree (CELTA, EFL, TEFL) in Riyadh? on the Riyadh forum

nosaf wrote:

As a teacher with almost 4 years experience, I've been considering taking a CELTA course to add on to my credentials. However, with such an expensive tag price 14,700SAR (13000 British Council + 1,700 Dar al Hikma fees (Jeddah)) I'm not sure if getting this degree will just over qualify me in a field that doesn't employ based on what you have (not all the time of course) but many schools only look at nationality and how well a person's English accent is. With average salaries for most English teachers ranging from 6,000-7,000 SAR, I'm wondering, is CELTA worth getting while living and teaching in Saudi Arabia? How important is this degree in this country? and will it really benefit me work wise? 14,700 is a big number and although I know this is an investment for me personally speaking, I don't want to be placed in a financial loss in the end. Can anyone advise please?

First things first.. A CELTA isn't a degree.

It's a teaching qualification, endorsed by Cambridge University.